Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) Chairman Teng Chang Yeow revealed that the DAP-led Penang Government has broken 51 promises it made through its election manifesto – nine in 2008, seven in 2009, three in 2010, four in 2011, five in 2012, 11 in 2013, four in 2014, five in 2015 and three in 2016.
Adding that the state BN has been keeping track of what was promised; Teng said that the DAP-led Government was not committed to keeping its promises.
“The burning question is, when will these promises be fulfilled, if at all? Does the state government need another five or 10 years to implement them?
“These promises were made to blind the eyes and shut the mouths of the people. Indeed, the credibility of the state government is at stake and it must come clean.
“People must realise that the state government’s promises are sweet, but do not translate into reality.”
Among the promises made were to gazette the Pulau Jerejak forest reserve, protect the environment, uphold the freedom of press, gazette the Penang Heritage Enactment and resolve flood woes.
Teng said the state government also failed to develop 20,000 affordable homes in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, an underground train system, reintroduce tram services and provide a monorail system connecting the island and mainland.
Teng said Penangites should take note of these empty promises and give BN a chance in the 14th General Election (GE14).
“Its success story is mainly on the sale of state land apart from being more pro-developer instead of defending the welfare of the people.
“The state continues to be plagued by issues, such as traffic congestion, floods, landslides, and failure of the people to own homes.”